With that other baby top done, I can get back to working on my Christmas quilts. First up is my brothers outhouse quilt. The centre is done, but I needed to get working on the next border.
That called for MORE friendship stars! 20 of the to be exact. But because they are all the same, they were perfect for chain piecing.
I started by turning my stack of squares into HSTs using the eight-at-a-time method. The sewing goes pretty quick, it’s the trimming of said HSTs that really slows things down.
Especially when you have 160 HSTs to trim! My special handy dandy ruler helps, but it’s still a slog.
After what seemed like an eternity, they were trimmed, ironed open, and laid out into the block. Chain assembly could finally begin!
Those are some fun little friendship stars, if I do say so myself! And now I am 20 steps closer to having this top complete!
7 thoughts on “Pooping with friends”
You make it look so easy. I need to get all those rulers you use. The one thing I am really bad at is squaring things up.
This one cracks me up every time you blog about it!! LOL
The trimming might be a slog but it sure helps to have a precise block in the end!
What a fun quilt this will be!
The title of this post made me laugh. Great job on the blocks. I agree — trimming HSTs is a slog.
You are making great progress on this Christmas gift!
You made me laugh when I saw this title! 🙂 Those fabrics are perfect and you’re such a whiz at those stars too.